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Wednesday in Hawkville: Lewis to have surgical procedure

A recap of the day’s activities at Virginia Mason Athletic Club for Aug. 22:

FOCUS ON

Roy Lewis. The versatile, and valuable, defensive back and special teams standout could be sidelined for a while, coach Pete Carroll said after practice, adding that a surgical procedure will determine just how long.

“Roy has a knee issue and he’s going to get operated on,” Carroll said. “We’re going to have to see how that goes.”

Lewis began last season on the physically unable to perform list after having surgery on his right knee late in the 2010 season. The latest problem is with his left knee.

“We won’t know what that means until they get in there and fix him up,” Carroll said. “He didn’t get injured; it’s just been developing over time. We’ll keep a good thought, and hopefully we can get him cleaned up and he’ll be able to get back.”

Lewis had been working as the third cornerback in the No. 1 nickel defense. The former University of Washington defensive back even got some work at safety during the offseason. In 2010, Lewis was voted special teams captain by his teammates and also won the Steve Largent Award and was named the Seahawks’ Man of the Year.

PLAYER WATCH

Edawn Coughman. The 6-foot-4, 305-pound Coughman was still wearing his white No. 70 jersey, it’s just that he was working with the blue-jerseyed defensive linemen.

“We took a little look,” Carroll said. “I saw him in a little drill over here helping the offensive guys and he showed a little quickness. So we thought we’d give him a look. We put him on film rushing the passer a little bit.”

Coughman was signed in June after being released by the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL. He played offensive line at Shaw University, but also has played defense in the past.

“He has very good quickness, and he’s done a really nice job growing on offense,” Carroll said. “I’m not yet ready to tell you he’s a two-way performer yet, but we’re working at it.”

ROOKIE WATCH

Cordarro Law. The rookie free agent from Southern Mississippi has been working at defensive end, but he also got gotten some snaps at linebacker the past two days.

“He’s a good football player. He’s a really good football player,” Carroll said. “We’re trying to experiment to see what is his range of abilities.”

At 6-1, 254 pounds, Law has the look of a middle linebacker, but he has been working at the Leo end spot.

“He has the body type where he could crossover,” Carroll said. “We’re just trying to learn more about him.”

IN ’N OUT

Matt Flynn did not practice to rest his arm, Carroll said, but he is expected to play against the Chiefs.

The procedure wide receiver Doug Baldwin had on his troublesome hamstring was to extract fluid, Carroll said. “He got immediate release,” Carroll said. Baldwin is scheduled to return to practice next week.

Center Max Unger and cornerback Coye Francies returned to practice after sitting out on Tuesday.

Still sidelined, in addition to Baldwin and Lewis: running back Marshawn Lynch (back) and fullback Michael Robinson (toe); tight end Cameron Morrah (toe); offensive linemen John Moffitt (elbow) and James Carpenter (knee); defensive linemen Jason Jones (knee) and Pep Levingston (knee); linebackers Matt McCoy (knee) and Allen Bradford (hip); and defensive backs Walter Thurmond (leg) and Ron Parker (knee).

UP NEXT

The players will have a light practice on Thursday morning before the team flies to Kansas City for Friday night’s third preseason game.

THE NEXT VOICE YOU HEAR

This week’s who’s-that voice belongs to Jackie Montgomery. She’ll be subbing for Jen Mueller as the sideline reporter for the radio broadcast of Friday night’s game on 710 ESPN and 97.3 FM. Steve Raible will handle the play-by-play with former Seahawks linebacker Dave Wyman as the analyst.

YOU DON’T SAY

“It’s as open as it could be. It couldn’t be any more open.” – wide receivers coach Kippy Brown, when asked about the competition between the 13 wide-outs on the roster


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